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Le Groupe Dance Lab

In 1988 artistic director Peter BONEHAM changed the artistic mission of LE GROUPE DE LA PLACE ROYALE and transformed it into Le Groupe Dance Lab (Le Groupe lab de danse), a cutting-edge international centre for the research and development of contemporary dance.

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Ernest Lavigne

Ernest Lavigne, (Tessier dit Lavigne). Bandmaster, cornetist, composer, publisher, b Montreal 17 Dec 1851, d there 18 Jan 1909. The brother of Arthur and Émery, he studied at the Collège de Terrebonne and in 1868 went to Rome with the 4th detachment of the Papal Zouaves.

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Stringband

Stringband. The folk group formed in 1971 in Toronto by the singer-songwriters Marie-Lynn Hammond and Bob Bossin. Hammond's place was taken 1978-80 by Nancy Ahern. Bossin assumed, and would retain, sole direction of Stringband on Hammond's return.

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Claire Harris

Claire Harris, poet (born 13 June 1937 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad). Harris has written numerous collections of poetry since her first volume, Fables from the Women’s Quarters, was published in 1984. Her work has garnered national and international acclaim — she was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, Fables won the Commonwealth Award for Poetry. Harris’ poetry often voices the psychological struggles experienced by women of color who face oppression and violence.

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Melissa Auf Der Maur

Melissa Auf der Maur. Bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, photographer, b Montreal 17 Mar 1972. Melissa Auf der Maur is the daughter of Montreal journalist Nick Auf der Maur and former Montreal rock radio disc jockey Linda Gaboriau.

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Marc Jordan

Marc (Wallace) Jordan. Songwriter, singer, guitarist, producer, b Brooklyn, NY, 6 Mar 1948. The son of Charles Jordan, Marc Jordan was raised in Toronto and studied with John Coveart (piano, 1957-60), at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and Hank Monis (guitar, 1971-3).

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Hank Snow

Hank (b Clarence Eugene) Snow. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Brooklyn, Queens County, NS, 9 May 1914, naturalized US 1958, d Nashville, Tenn, 20 Dec 1999; honorary D LITT (St. Mary's) 1994. He began playing guitar as a child.

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Nickelback

Nickelback. Rock band formed in Hanna, Alta, with Chad Kroeger (vocals, guitar), Ryan Peake (guitar, vocals), Mike Kroeger (bass) and Ryan Vikedal (drums), and moved to Vancouver in 1996.

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Pierre Mollet

Pierre Mollet. Baritone, teacher, organizer, choir conductor, b Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 23 Mar 1920, naturalized Canadian 1974, d Montréal 22 Oct 2007; premier prix performance (Lausanne Cons) 1946.

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Linda Griffiths

Linda Pauline Griffiths, actress, producer, writer (born 7 October 1953 in Montréal, QC; died 21 September 2014 in Toronto, ON).

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Ezra Schabas

Ezra Schabas. Administrator, teacher, clarinetist, writer, b New York 24 Apr 1924, naturalized Canadian 1967; Artist Diploma (Juilliard) 1943, B SC (Juilliard) 1947, MA (Columbia) 1948.

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Arthur Ozolins

Arthur (Marcello) Ozolins. Pianist, b Lübeck, Germany, of Latvian parents, 7 Feb 1946; naturalized Canadian 1964; B SC (Mannes College) 1967.

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Dave Foley

Dave Foley, actor, writer (born at Toronto 4 January 1963). Dave Foley dropped out of an alternative Toronto high school to do standup comedy at age 17. He joined up with Kevin MCDONALD at improv classes held at Second City Theatre, and they began working as a comedy team in the early 1980s.

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Peter Cardew

In 1967 Cardew joined Rhone & Iredale in Vancouver, becoming a partner in 1974. In his 13 years with this firm he was project team designer for several award-winning buildings, including the Lignum Forestry Building (1977), the Crown Life Tower (1980) and False Creek townhouses (1980).